Articles 1105 views February 26, 2020

Our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, inaugurated Kashi Mahakal Express, launched by IRCTC- Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, the third important train between Varanasi and Indore, has started its first commercial track from today i.e., 20h February. Kashi Mahakal Express will be able to connect many religious places of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh after the effective run of Tejas Express Trains, which operates on Lucknow- Delhi, and Ahmedabad- Mumbai routes.

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Information about the train

Giving due respect to the religious thoughts of the travelling customers, Kashi Mahakal Express is the superfast train and is a fully air-conditioned train that will be operated by IRCTC will be able to join three Jyotirlinga namely- Omkareshwar in Indore, Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain and Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi. The train will also connect industrial as well as the educational centre of Indore and Bhopal and will run thrice a week between Varanasi and Indore.

Facilities- Rail Travel Insurance

You as a passenger travelling in Kashi Mahakal Express are entitled to get the below-mentioned facilities offered by IRCTC.

  1. Indian Railways’ Public Sector Unit, IRCTC, is excited to provide a lot of amenities and services to its traveller’s onboarding, worth mentioning here and the most significant feature as well, is the complimentary Rail Travel Insurance till INR 10 lakhs which you will get, first time in the history of Rail Travel Insurance. No train till now has this kind of facility given to its passengers.
  2. IRCTC will also allow you to get the full refund of the train tickets price in case the train is being cancelled, and this will be applicable for both the waiting list as well as confirmed e-tickets. An important point to note here is that booking at the reservation counters will not be allowed for this train.
  3. These trains will have the facility of advance reservation time for 120 days. There will be no discounted tickets on these trains but children who are below 5 years are relieved from the train charge and they will be reserved with their parents. IRCTC is being given the freedom to choose the train fare.
  4. Present Booking will be obtainable to you after the first char is prepared which will usually be 4 hours to 5 minutes before the planned departure of the said train.
  5. Along with Rail Travel Insurance, you will get other amenities like good quality vegetarian food, on-board bedrolls, and improved housekeeping facilities and on-board safety services.
  6. Kashi Mahakal Express will be made available for booking by the passengers specifically on the official website of IRCTC which is website and the mobile app “IRCTC Rail Connect”.

Other than Kashi, Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar, IRCTC is also making various tour packages of several cities and many religious places that are covered by the train like Sanchi, Bhopal, Ujjain, Ayodhya, Prayag, and Bhimbetka.

The launch of Kashi Mahakal Express is undoubtedly a great initiative by the Indian Railways and it is sure to bring a lot of happiness and satisfaction amongst travellers, as Railways are always considered to be the most relaxed mode of transport, and especially when the train offers a free Rail Travel Insurance. Insurance is one thing which everyone wants in all aspects of life. Life is always unpredictable and no one knows what will happen the next, and hence such Rail Travel Insurance which comes cost-free to the passengers will surely make a huge impact on their mind to travel happily and safely.

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